Yachting Malta, the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Sport, Recreation and Voluntary Organisations launched the Maltese national offshore sailing team in 2021.
The Offshore Sailing Team will have its own boat, a Cookson 50 – with an investment of around €400,000, and will be given the name ‘Viva Malta’.
This team will be representing our country in competitions on an international scale. The proposal was an initiative submitted by Yachting Malta which falls under the remit of the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects.
In its proposal Yachting Malta presented a programme based on four years.
- 2021 being the year dedicated to the purchase and management of the boat;
- 2022 seeing events taking place in the Mediterranean;
- 2023 would look at participation in events in the UK and the Nordic areas;
- 2024 would be dedicated to events taking place in North America and the Caribbean.
Experienced sailors who are over 18 years of age, members of a Club or Organisation affiliated with the Malta Sailing Federation are to submit their Sailing & Racing CV for consideration by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org